v.5, 2008, Special Issue: Anti-Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice

This special issue is edited by Tiantian Zheng, associate professor of Anthropology at SUNY Cortland. Through the life experiences, agency, and human rights of women who are involved in a variety of activities that are characterized as “trafficked” terrains in a deterritorialized and reterritorialized world, this issue sheds light on the complicated processes in which anti-trafficking, human rights, and social justice are intersected. This special issue theorizes and conceptualizes the intertwined discourses on anti-trafficking, human rights, and social justice from the perspectives of the transnational migrant populations. Specifically, this issue includes articles that rearticulate the trafficking discourses away from the state control of immigration and the global policing of borders, and reassert social justice and the needs, agency, and human rights of migrant and working communities.

Table of Contents

Special Issue

Editorial PDF
Tiantian Zheng
The ngo-ification of the anti-trafficking movement in the united states: a case study of the coalition to abolish slavery and trafficking ABSTRACT PDF
Jennifer Lynne Musto, University of California, Los Angeles
When Tragedy Hits: a concise socio-cultural analysis of sex trafficking of young Iranian women ABSTRACT PDF
Sholeh Shahrokhi, University of California, Berkeley
From Thailand with love: transnational marriage migration in the global care economy ABSTRACT PDF
Sine Plambech
Beyond trafficking, agency and rights: A Capabilities perspective on Filipina experiences of domestic work in Paris and Hong Kong ABSTRACT PDF
Leah Briones
Anti-Trafficking Campaign and Karaoke Bar Hostesses in China ABSTRACT PDF
Tiantian Zheng ,SUNY Cortland

Book Reviews

Birth on the Threshold: Childbirth and Modernity in South India by Cecilia Van Hollen. Berkeley, CA. University of California Press, 2003 PDF
Kathryn Coffey, SUNY Cortland
Woman’s Identity and the Qur’an: A New Reading. Nimat Hafez Barazangi. University Press of Florida. 2004. ISBN: 0-8130-2785-3 PDF
Mark Davidheiser, Nova Southeastern University
Akua Kuenyehia (Ed.). Women and Law in West Africa: Gender Relations in the Family- A West African Perspective (Accra: Women and Law in West Africa, 2003. Pp. xv, 215. Graphs, Tables.) PDF
Emma Nesper, M.A. Student in African Studies, UCLA